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Subject: Re: MacDuff, Thane of Fife, Man or myth?
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 02:57:18 EST
MacDuff also means Blakeson or son of Black (dubh, in Gaelic) a very common
name all over the world.
I must revise the previous statement slightly on the Duffs and the Macduffs -
The Duff family, has from the late part of the 14th C a well authenticated
family tree. The first Duff in the filiation is a David Duff * c1375 oo Agnes
CHALMERS (de Camera) of Muldavit. He got a charter of these lands in 1400.
It is proven without a shadow of a doubt that instead of being a son of John
Duff of the Orchard who married Isabel Allan, Adam duff of clunybeg, father
of Alexander duff of Keithmore, was the UNCLE of John.